Illinois Man Awarded $15 Million for 15 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment
In 1979, Newsome was arrested ...
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On October 29, 2001, a federal jury in Chicago awarded $15 million plus about $2 million in attorney fees to James Newsome, 45, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 15 years behind bars. It was the largest wrongful imprisonment verdict in Illinois history.